Letter to My (New York) State Senator

Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
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Report from the States
September/October 1998
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Letter to My (New York) State Senator:

Senator Jess Present
56th Senate District
Legislative Office Building
Albany, New York 12247

Dear Senator Present:

I am enclosing a couple of documents I hope you take the time to review. The first one is “The Medicalization of the Schools — KidCare Through the School Door,” which was recently published in the Medical Sentinel by Pennsylvania Representative Samuel E. Rohrer. I feel it is very important to see what has happened in a neighboring state that has taken money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation appears intent on implementing the failed, socialist Clinton Health Care Plan on a state-by-state basis, and children are its initial victims. As a result, look at what the “government” did to children: (taken from Medical Sentinel article)

“In several school-wide Title I schools in the Pittsburgh area, psychological profiling was conducted by an outside psychiatric clinic without parental knowledge or permission on 1,000 elementary age children. This emphasis sought personal information on both the child and the family...” (i.e., all of a sudden, private, personal, family matters have become the business of the state!).

“The second infamous example occurred in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where almost 50 sixth-grade girls were given unclothed gynecological exams without the permission of the parents and against the objections of many of the girls.” [No government should have the right to invade a person’s body this way, and certainly should not be doing this to children without the consent or approval of parents.]

The second document I am sending for your review is entitled: “Statement On The Private Influence Reform Law.” This was a presentation given by Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of AAPS. This information presented to the House State Government Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on November 18, 1997, details how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation skirts the laws restricting influence of government entities and how its socialist goals and methods threaten not only freedom in this country but Representative government itself. Most of our Representatives in government are totally unaware of how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation operates and how it is able to implement government programs that are not under the oversight nor accountable to our elected officials.

I feel that this information is very timely given the recently published report in The Post Journal (Jamestown newspaper) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation intrusion into our area (“Collaborative Health Initiative Set Wednesday,” The P-J Weekender, December 6, 1997). The “integrative” and “collaborative” efforts they are talking about here are components of the socialist Clinton Health Care Plan. The Chautauqua County Health Department has just accepted grant money in the amount of $60,000 for planning and implementation of these nefarious goals.

I feel that this initiative bears the scrutiny of our elected State officials so that we don’t end up with the same situation that our neighbors recently suffered in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence R. Huntoon, MD, PhD
Member, Board of Directors, AAPS

Originally published in the Medical Sentinel 1998;3(5):189. Copyright © 1998 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).




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